Perhaps I’ve blogged about this before. The tendency has existed long before social media, but social media makes it even easier to broadcast one’s ressentiment. Today this one popped up in my newsfeed, edited because Facebook and Twitter will use it as the image for this post: See what I did there? The original post suggests that because children’s parents are being charged nefarious costs, … Continue reading Dragging people down instead of trying to make things better
Another contradiction I noticed (five years ago, forgot, and was reminded of today): Some people say we should run the government like a business. They often say voting for a certain person for political office is good because the person has experience in business. At the same time, many of these people will express adoration for democracy. And, no, they are not suggesting business ought … Continue reading Contradiction: Democracy and business
People have posted a lot about guns and the control of guns over the past several days. I’d say that this happens every time there’s a shooting that makes the news, but that’s almost continuous. There’s a constant competition for attention between the stupidity and evil of Trump and friends on the one side and people killing each other on the other. As usual, the … Continue reading Cars and guns
Text that is an image for no apparent reason besides being obnoxiously large on social media is one of my pet peeves. (And a fast track to my block list.) Continue reading ASMS: Why is this a picture?
I will admit, I did laugh when I saw this. The horoscope sharebait is pretty obvious since the zodiac does include everyone. The obviousness of this one strikes right into the realm of the absurd. Continue reading ASMS: Height
At least the math sharebait was mildly clever. This is just transparently obnoxious. Continue reading ASMS: Who remembers food?
I believe this one explains itself. Continue reading ASMS: Public Jesus
There are countless pictures floating around at any given time asking people to do a simple arithmetic problem. Usually the problem requires knowing the order operations are carried out in. Then an argument ensues in the comments, usually with some people sounding really sure that the order of operations only applies in the context of a class on the order of operations. (You could of … Continue reading ASMS: Math